Giving Back This Holiday!

Ella Stewart, Staff Writer

Getting gifts is always nice for Christmas. Being able to get is always the easy part. The hard part is giving back. You don’t know what to give or where to give. There are a few places where you can give back this Christmas and many more after that. 

To give back to kids in need, you will want to give to the organization Toys for Tots. This organization began in 1947 and Diane Hendricks created it because a little child wanted a doll for Christmas. The couple chose to have it go to all children in need. It spread throughout the whole world and now it’s a big organization to give back to. The main purpose of  Marine Toys for Tots is to spread joy around America’s less fortunate children. The people who benefit from this are everyone’s child and even you as well. Giving back makes you happy for knowing you did a good deed to others. 

Another organization is the Salvation Army. You can give back with clothes and shoes and whatever you would love to give away. There are many local drop boxes or stores to even shop in and give away as well. It was founded by William Booth and he wanted to house the poor and feed them as well. What is cool is that Sal Val is based on the Bible. Jesus wanted it to be to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination.

Giving back this year is important since the pandemic has happened and most throughout the world are struggling with money and trying to figure out how to get their children and many more others. Getting is so easy and so nice, but giving back is so much better than receiving. Putting a smile on someone’s face will put a smile on yours no matter what.